Giant 23-foot tall 'Transformer' created from Oldsmobile Alero

WAUSHARA COUNTY, WIS. - (WBAY/CNN) - Just days after the opening of the fourth "Transformers" movie, fans of the movie are descending on a home in Wisconsin.

They're all hoping to catch of glimpse of a 23-foot-high Transformer that George Edgren built from the remains of an Oldsmobile Alero he bought as a junk vehicle.

"A friend of mine from work brought it up. He said you should build a Transformer. I'm like, I don't think so. It doesn't really seem to strike my fancy. Then two to three weeks later, had the junk car, had a bunch of angle iron, bolt it to the concrete and started from the ground up," said George Edgren, who owns Edgren Bilt Yard Art.

The two-story "robot" looms over Edgren's one-story house as those driving by Kusel Lake stop for pictures and ask questions.

He says the project took about a month to complete.

"You got your tires and your fenders, random hoses to make it look functional."

Edgren says he is still working on a name for the "Transformer." At this point he's taking suggestions on his Facebook page.

Linda Burke of Oconto brought her grandson Isaac to see the display. She said, "He also looks like the Iron Giant, which is a movie that kids grew up with. He looks a lot like the Iron Giant. And he thinks he looks like Bumblebee, which is his favorite Autobot."

For now Edgren says he doesn't have any future plans for the giant Transformer.

"I just built it to catch attention, people pleaser, and after that I don't know. I'd sell it if it needed to be, but it never really crossed my mind too much."

Courtesy: CNN Newsource


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